Friday, October 17, 2008


Tonight I made my way to spectator plaza to grab an ice cream for dinner. (Mom, I know that's not very healthy but it was the only thing that sounded good to me.) I met an Indian friend on my way there so we visited while we made our way there.

We hadn't been there long when a kid stopped to asked me for a pin from my country. This happens to me frequently as at this event the spectators and athletes mingle together each evening at spectator plaza and the cultural center. The local kids have quickly discovered that the athletes and officials usually carry national pins that they are willing to give away. I apologized and explained my country wasn't competing in this event and that I didn't have pins. This happened to me a couple more times while we were there - we were getting quite a laugh over it.

Just as we finished our cones a group of teenage boys asked me if they could have their picture taken with me. It crossed my mind to try and explain that I wasn't an athlete or part of the team, but like I did yesterday, I just decided to grin and bask in the false fame that comes from having very pale skin in the middle of India.

When I arrive at the airport on Monday someone may need to inform the paparazzi that the "Queen of Hollywood" has landed.

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The Felix Family said...

I can't believe your time is almost up. It looks like you have had a great time. I am always so impressed with the way you can talk to anyone and instantly become friends with anyone around you. I totally admire that. I think if I had to live in some unknown country by myslef I would go where I HAD to go and then go home. You have definately made the best of your time there. You are the Queen!!

HeRoosSheRoos said...

That is great! Milk it for all it's worth.

Laurel said...

I love the Corrs. I thought they were has-beens, but I totally love everything eighties-ish.

Jules said...

hi jamie! thanks for your nice comment on my blog - i'm excited now to find an indian motif and work out a new design scheme!

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